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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

Version of section 17 from 2009-06-16 to 2022-09-22:

Marginal note:Remedying non-compliance — dangerous goods

  •  (1) An inspector may remove to an appropriate place any dangerous goods, the means of containment being used to handle or transport them or a standardized means of containment, or direct a person to do so, and may detain the thing removed until satisfied that the activity will be done in compliance with this Act, if the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that any of the following activities is being carried out in a way that does not comply with this Act:

    • (a) importing, offering for transport, handling or transporting dangerous goods; or

    • (b) selling, offering for sale, delivering, distributing, importing or using a standardized means of containment.

  • Marginal note:Other measures

    (2) The inspector may also take any other measures necessary to remedy the non-compliance or direct a person to take the necessary measures.

  • Marginal note:Direction not to bring into Canada

    (3) If the dangerous goods or means of containment originates from outside Canada and the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that measures to remedy the non-compliance are not possible or desirable, the inspector may direct that the goods or means of containment not be brought into Canada or that they be returned to their place of origin.

  • Marginal note:Persons liable to direction

    (4) A direction may be issued under this section only to a person who, at the time of the non-compliance or at any time afterward, owns, imports or has the charge, management or control of the dangerous goods or means of containment.

  • 1992, c. 34, s. 17
  • 2009, c. 9, s. 17
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